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CETAG Begins Nationwide Strike

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has announced an indefinite strike as a result of unpaid arrears of allowances owing to its members.

In a statement dated June 3, CETAG stated that its members’ research allowances are overdue and that the government has blatantly ignored the National Labour Commission’s (NLC) order to honor the payments.

“NLC and the Ministry of Education have denied CETAG members what is due us based on the Compulsory Arbitration Award issued on 2nd May 2023 in violation of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which makes it obligatory for all state institutions to respect the rule of law.”

CETAG further stated that certain association members have not received payments without good reason, and that the national president’s income has been suspended since August 2023.

According to CETAG, the strike won’t end until its issues are resolved.

“We wish to state unequivocally that the union shall no longer countenance any further violations of our rights as workers by any authority under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. Therefore, we implore the NLC, the Ministry of Education and FWSC to uphold the Constitution of Ghana and the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).

“The union wishes to affirm our decision to proceed on strike by notifying our Employer that we will not call off our strike action until all the outstanding Compulsory Arbitration Awards and related concerns raised in this notice are settled through payments to our members.”